Kenneth G. McPeek was born August 2, 1962 in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas and was raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from Tates Creek High School and then the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He retained his trainer’s license in 1985.
Kenny has discovered and/or trained such quality racehorses as Kathmanblu, Dream Empress, Tejano Run, Harlan’s Holiday, Hard Buck (BRZ), Repent, Take Charge Lady, Sweet Talker, Leah's Secret, She’s A Devil Due, Wild Desert, Einstein (BRZ), Prince Arch, Noble's Promise, Sarava and Curlin, among others.
Kenny has won over 115 stakes in his career, with over 40 of them graded. In 2002, he won the Belmont Stakes with Sarava. He has won back-to-back Spinster Stakes' with Take Charge Lady in 2002 & 2003 and back-to-back Gulfstream Park Turf Handicaps with Hard Buck (BRZ) & Prince Arch in 2004 & 2005. Other Grade 1 victories include the Florida Derby, Ashland S., Blue Grass S. and most recently the Darley Alcibiades S. with Dream Empress for the third time in his career.
He serves on the Boards of the UK Agricultural Equine Program and TOBA - Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He is a member of the NYRA Equine Veterinary Medical Director Search Committee.
YES HE KEN: Courtesy if the Blood-Horse
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Kenny and TEJANO RUN
Photo by Susan Lustig McPeek
ROYAL ASCOT 2014
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